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ALOE spicata syn. ALOE sessiliflora

Bottle-brush Aloe or Spike-flowered Aloe

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SKU Code: N 583


Family: Asphodelaceae

Subfamily: Asphodeloideae

Characteristics: Flowering succulent to 2 metres

Seeds per packet: Approx 10

An impressive, quick growing Aloe with leaves with small firm teeth along margins 60-80 cm long arranged in dense rosettes.
Leaves are bright green in shaded areas, in sunny positions they can take of a deep reddish-bronze colour.

Flowering occurs in the winter months with 1 metre tall flower spikes of spectacular yellow green flowers with bright orange stamens. Each rosette of leaves may have up to 5 flower spikes attracting nectar eating birds and insects.

A flowering succulent that is native to Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Limpopo, and KwaZulu-Natla, South Africa.

Growing notes:

Hardy and easy to grow Aloe’s require little attention other than a bit of a tidy up now and then. 
Extremely drought tolerant in most situations they require no to minimal additional water once established other than natural rainfall. Potted plants will need supplementary water when required during prolonged dry spells.
Adaptable to most soils providing it is well-draining.

Although seed can be sown most of the year in many areas of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-24°C

  1. Sow seed on a porous seed raising mix and cover with a a sandy mix to a depth of 1-2mm
  2. Place in a warm shaded or semi shaded position to avoid dying out.
  3. The growing medium should be well draining but should remain damp between watering. Keep moist but not too wet as the seed may rot. Do not let the growing mix completely dry out. 
  4. Germination should occur in 14-28 days depending on the temperature and conditions.

General note: Seeds of many plants are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.

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